Legal publisher ALM has reorganized its editorial structure, placing the national news staff—which formerly operated under a brand structure—into cross-platform content teams focused on seven topics: large law firms; in-house counsel; national legal news; litigation; intellectual property; international legal news; and legal technology.
As part of the restructuring, editorial director and American Lawyer editor-in-chief Aric Press has been promoted to the new position of vice president and editor-in-chief, overseeing the new group while continuing to write commentary for The American Lawyer and leading the national news staff. Robin Sparkman has been promoted to editor-in-chief of American Lawyer.
"Our new organization has been created for a single purpose: to deliver more essential business information and data to our legal clients, faster, via whatever platform or media they choose," says Press in a statement.
In 2007, ALM was acquired by U.K.-based financial publisher Incisive Media for $630 million. In 2009, ALM was spun off as an independent company after Incisive went through a re-organization and refinancing.